Multi-purpose vehicles MPVs have never been a hot topic in cars. Rather they are not even discussed much in the current era where luxurious, sporty sedans and SUVs have dominated the market. Honda has come up with the Odyssey J 2018 which defies all odds against MPVs.
The car is a blend of attractive looks, luxury and modern technology which redefines the image of MPVs. Here are 9 reasons why you should buy the Honda Odyssey J 2018.
1-Design: Unlike other MPVs, the Odyssey J is rather stylish and compact. It is the same length as a mid-sized sedan which is easy on the eyes. The car comes equipped with a tick-mark-shaped LED daytime running lights and LED headlights as well.
The 5 spoke 17” alloy wheels give the car a sporty look and the car is only 300 mm above the ground making it easy for the passengers to enter and exit the car and it also adds to the stability of the vehicle.
Apart from this, the car has a very attractive pair of tail lights that give the car a sleek and sporty look which is a rather new thing in MPVs.
2-Interior: If you are looking for space, comfort, and luxury then Odyssey J is the right answer. The EX-V trim seats seven passengers with Captain’s chairs in the second row which are equipped with armrests and retractable ottomans for shin or calf support.
If you are looking for more seats, the EX trim seats 8 passengers with a bench seat in the second row. What’s more relaxing is that the passengers in the front seat can easily access stuff in the back of the car which means they do not have to stop every time to deal with something behind their backs.
In the front, the car offers a standard infotainment system and a multimedia steering along with a stylish dash with faux wood accents. The 4 spoke steering has a good grip and is of the right size and short shifter for transmission looks rather decent in the interior.
3-Space: Although the car might look compact, it is rather spacious from the inside due to its rather large wheelbase. The last two rows of the car can be folded to increase the cargo space.
With all 3 rows up, the car has a huge cargo space and ample cargo space when you have 4-5 passengers as well. As for the space of the passengers, reclining the second-row seats automatically tilts the cushions up to provide balanced support and enhanced fit for the whole body.
4-Performance: The Odyssey J packs 2.4 L DOHC i-VTEC engine which generates 173 hp at 6200 rpm and 225 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The car is equipped with CVT transmission which accounts for quick, responsive acceleration and smooth low-rpm cruising.
The car delivers good power within the city and excellent performance on the highway which makes it a joy to drive.
5-Suspension: The car has an optimally damped suspension which means that the car has a rather smooth and comfortable drive even on a bumpy road just like a sedan.
The suspension system places MacPherson struts in the front and a torsion beam at the rear. The enhanced suspension makes the drive of the Odyssey similar to a luxurious sedan.
6-Fuel efficient: MPVs carry a lot of weight due to which they do not usually have good fuel consumption but the Odyssey J covers that up to some extent.
The 2.4L engine is capable of providing a mileage14.6 km/L on the EX grade and 14.1Km/L in the EX-V Grade which is far better than the MPVs or other cars packing such an engine.
7-Brakes: With more load, a car is more difficult to bring to a stop. The Odyssey J does not disappoint in this matter with powerful brakes, including ABS and VSA
The car is equipped with disc brakes on all four wheels with the front ones being ventilated discs. The car does not skid or delay when being brought to a halt which is very impressive for an MPV, thanks to Electronic Brake Distribution
8-Honda Sensing technology: The car is equipped the Honda Sensing suite of safety technology which boasts features such as, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Blind Spot Information System.
The system reduces driver fatigue and warns of any potential hazards on the road if the driver becomes distracted. This makes the driver more relaxed, makes the drive comfortable and most importantly helps to minimize collisions.
9-Structure: The Advanced Compatibility Engineering(ACETM)structure of the car helps to protect the occupant by making the structure of the car much stronger and immune to collisions.
The structure distributes the force of the impact to the crumple zones evenly so that the occupant does not suffer and also the car experiences minimum damage.
10-Safety: With 6 airbags and ACE body structure, you can rest assured your loved ones are in safe hands, with the Odyssey J
Source: Honda Middle East